Har ki Dun, which means Valley of Gods, is situated deep inside Govind Pashu National park. Rich in flora and fauna, the trails are quite often covered in different shades of orchids and other wild flowers. The area was made popular by the Doon school master Jack Gibson after his Banderpunch expeditions. The path winds up alongside the Tons river from Netwar village through the scenic villages of Gangad and Osla. Har-ki-dun has numerous camping places and one Forest Guest House. An extra rest day is ideal to proceed to get a clearer view of the Jaundhar glacier. Itinerary
Total Duration : 6Nights/7Days
Region : Garhwal
Maximum Altitude : 3600 m/ 11800 ft
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Best Season : Apr-Jun, Sep-Oct
Accommodation : Organised Camp Sites
Food : Nutritious Vegetarian Food on Trek
Day 01 : Dehradun to Giangad (210km) - 8 hrs drive
We start early from Dehradoon and reach Giangad village by evening. We spent the night in camps in Giangad. The final 22km are through the Govind national park and is a very beautiful but bumpy ride.
Day 02 : Giangad to Taluka/Daatmir (2200m) - 15km (5hrs)
Post breakfast we start from Sankri for Taluka. It is a lovely walk along the true left of the river, passing through forests, apple orchards and fields. There are many small tea shops on the way. We reach our campsite for the day near the village of Taluka or up near the village of Datmir.
Day 03 : Taluka/Daatmir to Seema/O - 11kms (5hrs)
Post breakfast we start the day towards the village of SEEMA. The tons river is always on our left and it's a delightful walk beside it. At some places we have to cross over small streams which merge into the tons river. The village of Seema has a few small dhabas and a GMVN hotel. However the camping sites are better at OSLA, across the river, on the way to Har-ki-dun.
Day 04 : Seema/Osla to Har ki Dun (3510m) - 12 km
We begin from our overnight camping site and cross the tons river from the stone bridge near Seema. The trail now rises higher and offers some beautiful views of the Ruinsara valley and the peaks in the banderpoonch range. The trail ascends through the fields and climbs high above the confluence of the tons and Ruinsara gad. The camp is at the meeting point of the two valleys from jamdar glacier and the views are excellent. In summer the route can get a bit busy.
Day 05 : Har ki Dun explore and back to Osla - 12 kms
We start the day with breakfast and spend some time to explore the nearby area. The campsite offers beautiful views of jamdar glacier, Hata peak and the swargarohini peak. According to Hindu mythology this is also the gateway to heaven. We return back to campsite and head back to Osla village.
Day 06 : Osla to Giangad - 26km
Today is a long day and hence we start early. However it's an easy walk and once we reach Taluka village the final 12 km can also be covered in a shared jeep. We spent the evening strolling around Giangad village. Overnight is in camps.
Day 07 : Giangad to Dehradun - 210 km
We leave Giangad and reach Dehradoon by late afternoon.
Your White Peaks Adventures ends here.
Transport can be arranged by White Peaks Adventures for you at an additional cost of Rs 2400 . Dehradun to Dehradun.
The itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. What we offer here is a combination of tea house and camping trekking which can be modified as well. E-mail us for any customisation or special services required.
Though we call every trekker post booking for packing guidelines as per the current weather,here are some mandates to remember:
Backpack (40-60 litres)
1 Down Jacket
2 Trek pants
2 cotton t-shirts
1 pair of Thermals
Balaclava / Monkey Cap
Socks (4-6 pairs)
Optional Trekking pole
Two Water Bottles
Medical Certificate issued not more than 25 days from the start of trek
Original and photocopy of government photo identity card
Transport required in the trek
Certified mountaineering guide from White Peaks Adventures.
Skilled local staff who has ample knowledge of the route.
Vegetarian meals on the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
Porters/mules for carrying common equipments (like rations/tents/utensils/)
Equipments – Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mats
Basic First aid Kit with portable oxygen cyclinder.
Forest Permits and camping charges.
Personal Porters for carrying trekker’s backpacks
Personal trekking equipments – like trekking poles or sleeping bag liners
Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
Food to/from the trailhead.
Planning is done well in advance. To make your trip hassle-free & smooth arrangements are made in prior. Cancellation policy is as follows:
For Fix Departures , check out the policies in Fix Departure Section
Cancellations prior to 30 days from date of departure: 100% Refund
Cancellations between 20 days to 29 days prior to date of departure: 75% Refund
Cancellations between 10 days to 19 days prior to date of departure : 50% Refund
Cancellations 9 days prior to date of departure : No Refund